Diane Carson is President of the University Film and Video Association (September 2008 to September 2010) and is Professor Emeritus of St. Louis Community College at Meramec where she taught film studies and film production for over three decades. She continues to teach part-time at St. Louis Community College and as an adjunct professor in film studies at Webster University. Diane’s Ph.D. is in American Studies from St. Louis University and she holds three Master of Arts degrees: in English from the University of Kansas, in Media Communications from Webster University, and in Film Studies and Production from Ohio University. Diane serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Film and Video and served on the editorial board of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ (SCMS) Cinema Journal from 1998-2003. She received the SCMS Pedagogy Award in 2008 and has received national (National Institute of Staff and Organization Development), state (Missouri Governor’s Excellence in Teaching), and several local teaching awards.
Diane has contributed to and co-edited several anthologies on topics including acting in film, multicultural pedagogy, feminist film theory, and John Sayles. She has also contributed articles to others’ anthologies, including Contemporary Independent Cinema: From the Margins to the Mainstream and Seoul Searching: Culture and Identity in Contemporary Korean Cinema. Her articles and/or reviews have appeared in several journals, including Cinema Journal, Journal of Film and Video, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Education about Asia, and Kaleidoscope. She has received grants from the East-West Center and the University of Hawaii for summer seminars on Asian Studies, Korean Culture and Society, and Chinese Culture and Civilization and has received Fulbright Field Study grants to South Korea, China, and Japan. She has also traveled to countries from Australia and New Zealand to South Africa and Israel, has taught on two occasions in England (as a Fulbright exchange teacher for a year at Salford College of Technology and as faculty mentor and lecturer for a semester at Canterbury Christ Church University), and has spent time in countries all over Europe. Diane has worked on several documentaries, including as consultant for the romantic comedy unit of The History of American Film and as associate producer for Remembering Bonnie and Clyde. She is currently working on a book on food and film.